first off, i'm a new convert. a couple years ago, i was sure you guys were the spawn of the DEVIL. but now i've been convinced otherwise ok, so i'm getting a new ibook G4/14"/933 for my first mac purchase, but i'm getting a little impatient with my order. i was about to order from the apple store online over the weekend, but i had to make sure i had the cash to shell out first. at the time, the base system (along with an airport extreme) was supposed to ship in 1-3 days. when i finally ordered tuesday using an educational discount, and it suddenly decided it would ship in 5-7 days (by the 29th). it seems like an awfully long time for a single custom feature. i read somewhere that apple actually does a pretty extensive check for the ed discount. is that what's taking so long...or am i just being an impatient twit? just wondering what your experiences with the apple store are like. thanks, El G PS--if i am just an impatient twit, blame it on that silly overnight delivery at barnes & noble.